Skip to comments.The lynching of American Arab journalist Helen Thomas (LAUGH ALERT)
Posted on 06/10/2010 5:37:50 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
Helen Thomas has survived attacks from every president of the United States, from Eisenhower to Obama, but alas, the champion of Middle East truth could not stand up to this countrys fanatically pro-Israeli media and movement.
It was an amazing display of what Israel and its power players consider important in this world.
They didnt hesitate to destroy Thomas outstanding career in journalism over a few exaggerated comments she made Abe Foxman the bigoted head of the Anti-Defamation League celebrated in total rapture when he heard the news that Thomas had resigned.
I mean, shell turn 90 years old in August.
Yet the same legion of verbal stone-throwers who pilloried Thomas remained defiant in the face of criticism of Israels military murder of nine civilians aboard several boats in international waters that were trying to bring food and medicine to the 1.5 million besieged Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Israels defenders like Elliott Abrams have tossed in the word Lynch mob to define criticism of Israel over the Gaza flotilla massacre. But the truth is the phrase is more appropriate for what has happened to Helen Thomas. It is supporters of Israel who are doing the lynching, this time stringing up an 89 year old little old lady on a tree of hypocrisy under which Israel can do no wrong and on the basis of words of criticism of Israel that have been wildly distorted and taken out of context.
And Helen Thomas comments were clearly taken out of context and distorted into an ugly mass of anti-Semitism.
What perfect timing, 11 days after the fact in the eye of a storm of criticism over Israels killing of nine civilians including one American whose death drew hardly a whimper of shock from other Americans or the mainstream news media. Not even as much as a whimper of indignation from the American Congress or media that screams when someone criticizes Israel as they line up to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions from AIPAC related PACs,
Truth is on the side of Helen Thomas, and here is what she said. The interview took place on May 27 at a Jewish Heritage Celebration at the White House I wonder how many Palestinian Heritage Celebrations the White House has hosted over the years?
Thomas was approached by an active anti-Palestinian Rabbi and blogger who asked, Any comment on Israel? Were asking everyone today.
The blogger didnt ask, What do you think of Jews? as most news media falsely reported. The question was specifically about Israel, a sovereign nation that apparently can do no wrong.
Thomas responded forcefully but with a laugh: Get the hell out of Palestine.
Was that the comment of someone saying the Jews should go back to where they came from as was reported falsely and repeatedly by the mainstream and pro-Israel media? No. She never used that word.
Helen Thomas said what many believe, that Israel should get the hell out of Palestine, and that means the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Yes, the West Bank that Israel occupies and the Gaza Strip that Israel imprisons.
The comment from Thomas elicits a laugh from the Rabbi, although the media ignored his laughter and instead perniciously characterizes Thomas response as cackling. The Rabbi then jokingly or sarcastically follows up with a leading comment and question:
Oooh! Any better comments on Israel? The blogger laughs and so does another woman whose voice is heard in the background.
Helen Thomas then says, Remember, these people are occupied. And its their land. Not Germany. Not Poland.
So where should they go, the Rabbi, who knows exactly where he is leading the witness asks.
Go home, Thomas replies.
Wheres home? The Rabbi asks.
Knowing he has a good story at this point, the Rabbi changes the context from Israel to Jews. He says, So youre saying the Jews should go home to Poland and Germany?
Quite a change from what she said. But Thomas, who is walking out of a White House reception past a gaggle of reporters and bloggers, casually brushes off the insertion of a word she did not use, and repeats what she said to the original question.
Go home to Poland. Germany and America and everywhere else.
Who is Helen Thomas talking about? Strip away the anti-Arab and anti-Muslim hatred that exists in the mainstream American media, and the bullying policies that critics of Israel must face, and any fair person would say she was speaking about the settlers who live in the lands occupied by Israel in 1967, like the Gaza Strip, which was the context in which the discussion began.
But thats not what Israel and their pro-Israel activists enjoy.
Americans are not allowed to have an open debate about Israel in this country. If you do, watch out. The lynch mob is waiting.
(Ray Hanania is an award winning Palestinian columnist and Chicago radio talk show host. He can be reached at www.RadioChicagoland.com.)
Come on! She put the rope around her own neck.
Helen Thomas ain’t no Danny Thomas....
nobody linched her, she linched herself of her own.
running for the popcorn and beer now !!!
A drowning or beheading would have been better.
A drowning or beheading would have been better.
AND NO PICTURES !!!!
I’m surprised it took this long for Helen and her Arab apologists to blame them pesky Joooos and the international Jewish conspiracy.
Oh brother.....I guess Hitler was a victim too.
HT has been a laughing stiock for years. Her questions were often illogical or leading or both. The fact that someone like that is considered a distinguished journalist says all we need to know about journalism.
Obama attacked his favorite hezbollah member?
Yeah - Helen doesn’t need the anti-Semitism to be ugly.
Helen Thomas had an ego that was bigger than the White House journalists’ briefing room; she always thought “reporting” the news was about herself as the news maker and not the subjects she was “reporting on”. Just because she had a racist opinion of Jews did not make her a truth speaker, in spite of what any Arabs think.
Israel should take credit for this, just for fun.
Why did the headline have to tease me like that?
Just about blew (good) beer all over my keyboard on that one...
I like that ! Good one !
That would be “the Ugly Tree” she’s hanging from.
She wasn’t “lynched”. She resigned.
The big problem is that these people even when in the West sort of self identify with this Arab/Islamic culture, even if living in freedom, enjoying all the benefits of an open pluralistic and multicultural society as well as the material wealth, they sympathize with the self inflicted plight of an oppressive, close minded, racist, sexist and violent group that is so chaotic that they can hardly even organize the most basic services like fire, police and ambulance.
Some people come to the West but still have their true loyalties to Lebanon, Iran, Algeria, to some Somali tribe/warlord, they have a self identity that isn't British, American, German, French etc.........
These are a backwards people, and those like this author have a misplaced loyalty to this “culture/ideology.”
THAINK EeeeeeYewwww Israel.
Play the race card. that’s a new one.
C’mon guys, Helen only said that “Israel” should get the hell out of Palestine. This has nothing to do with Jews. I’m sure she meant that all the Israeli Arabs should also get the hell out of Palestine, and all the Israeli Palestinians should get the hell out of Palestine. Leave Britney alone!!!
“Jewish Heritage Celebration at the White House I wonder how many Palestinian Heritage Celebrations the White House has hosted over the years?”
He wants us not to confuse Israelis and Jews and then he complains about an event celebrating Jewish contributions to America.
I guess when Palestinian contributions to America equal the Jewish contribution, then they may deserve such an event.
And no, overtime for FBI surveillance teams and work for bomb squads doesn’t count toward the Palestinian contribution.
“Helen Thomas said what many believe, that Israel should get the hell out of Palestine, and that means the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.”
If she meant the territories, she would have said the Jews should go to Tel Aviv or any other Israeli city. Maybe even Sderot, under continuous Hamas rockets.
She meant the Jews should leave all of Israel and go to Europe,etc..
If folks want to know what a disgusting POS this author/comedian is, the Jerusalem Post gives him a weekly column and surprisingly there he attempts to display so much less of his hatred for Jews and Israel as to sound almost reasonable. On an Arab site, the hate flows. It’s almost as if he thinks readers can’t go to both sites and compare.
Don’t tempt us.
LOL....it IS tempting.
Now that’s what I call SPIN...
This isn't just antisemitism or a desire to end Israel. The coroloary is to declare all setler nations immoral. It undermines the United States, something those useless twits calling themselves "paleoconservatives" can't understand.
..and often misquoted or taken out of context!
Which always deteriorates into a debate over the very existence of the nation of Israel and her Jewish citizens by people like this.
"If you do, watch out. The lynch mob is waiting. "
Got that right, babee. Have to keep the jackals at bay.
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That was no open debate. Ugh, I think the guys on Powerline said it best. Thomas gives hags a bad name.
Sure he was - just ask Pat Buchanan. :^P
And it was autoerotic asphyxiation.
It’s just good old fashioned taqiyya.
I’m not sure which is funnier: Calling Helen Thomas an American, or calling her a journalist.
We know why God ordered the People of Judah to kill all of the Caanonites. Today’s disciple’s of Mad Mo are their ancestors.
Media and political analyst, distributed by Creators Syndicate
“Defining the moderate Palestinian Arab voice”
Ray Hanania offers a unique perspective on the news, and special insight that is sometimes humorous & always insightful on the challenges of bringing peace to the Middle East
COLUMN WRITING & JOURNALISM AWARDS
Winner, 2009 Sigma Delta Chi National Award from the Society of Professional Journalists
Winner 2009 Dr. M.T. Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award
National Winner Best Ethnic Columnist in America 2006/2007 New America Media
Four (4) time winner, Society of Professional Journalists Peter Lisagor Award for Column Writing (1985, 2002, 2006, 2009) (7-time finalist)
Two-time winner, Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick-O-Type Award
1990 Pulitzer Prize Nominee (nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times)
Author, standup comedian, satirist, filmmaker, radio talk show host
Like the female scumbag he’s defending, a thousand accolades, a truckload of awards can’t take the arab out of either.
The Helen Thomas event manifests a more fundamental conflict, which in the heart is spiritual.
Helen manifested her object of thinking attack were sentient human beings, who are Jews and identified with the spiritual Hebrew nation, Israel.
God provides all humans His Word in Scripture and reveals His love for us in many ways, including studies of what happens to us when we think independently of Him. The first stage is grieving the Holy Spirit when we sin, or step out of fellowship with Him. That is our natural state of thinking prior to coming to Him by His Plan and the position we find ourselves when after we come to Him, we again lapse back from the new man to the old man in our thinking, i.e. sin or missing the target of His Plan.
The second stage for those who dwell away from Him and refuse to return, further degenerating our thinking processes, results in quenching the Holy Spirit. Discernible from simply turning anywhere other than Him, which is grieving the Holy Spirit, the state of quenching the Holy Spirit is accompanied by arrogance which seeks to attack God and His Plan, thinking the attack will justify and overwhelm His Plan.
There are no true atheists, only people who have so scarred their thinking and avoidance of God and His Providence that they sincerely begin to believe their own untruthful thinking about a fabricated world independent of Him. At the Great White Throne Judgment, every person will have no problem recognizing God and His omnipotence.
Helen manifests the quenching stage of her thinking degeneracy, by not only an completely irrational attack on Israel, but also upon Jews themselves. Israel will continue as a strategic target for those who have degenerated in their mental state with arrogance, because Israel is the only human nation which God has made a contract with directly, which has not yet been fulfilled. The satanic objective of attacking Israel rather than blessing Israel, is to demonstrate an adversarial ability to foil God’s Plan in basic areas, thereby providing a counterargument in a angelic appeals trail in the judgment of Satan and the fallen angels.
If Israel as a spiritual nation (not the present political nation), were to be destroyed, those Covenants made by God would not be completed, thereby invalidating His Word.
Since His Word is truth, it will never fail, but that doesn’t keep those who reject Him or His Plan from attempting to attack Him.
Even Helen, prior to her first death, has the ability to come to God through what He has provided for her to have salvation from eternal condemnation. While it may be more traumatic to rid our scarred thinking which has formed from years away from Him, it is still possible to not only return to Him, but for all alive today, He has a Plan for each of us to fulfill in fellowship with Him.
The greatest joy in our life is not the worldly pleasures or power, but to actually live as He has made us according to His Plan. Even many believers do not know what His Plan is for us in particular, but through faith in Christ, dwelling with Him and Him indwelling us, He is able to sanctify us and work through us in the fulfillment of not only His Plan, but also those covenants He has made. Outside that Plan, some might fall into frantic searches for happiness, but misery and lack of joy are the ultimate consequence.
...has survived attacks from every president of the United States...
Name one. Name one president that has attacked Helen Thomas.
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